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CBS
Aug 10, 2013 6:00pm PDT
arrived in martha's vineyard, massachusetts, late this afternoon, where he's beginning his summer vacation. white house correspondent major garrett joins us from martha's vineyard now. major, what's your read on the president's call for reforms? >> reporter: well, they're significant. and we're not clear that congress is going to embrace all of them, jim, but the president is, for the first time in the history of the u.s. presidency, asking for a greater degree of transparency and adversarial role within the process of approving government surveillance, either electronic or through computers, of americans who might be ensnared in some sort of counter-terrorism effort, meaning to stop it before it starts. the president is putting forth a commission to report back to him to put specific reforms to congress, among them, putting an adversary in the foreign intelligence surveillance court which almost always approves government requests for surveillance. for the first time a president with vast powers over the surveillance is saying,un what? there ought to be someone representing the p
CBS
Aug 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
thursday, announcing he was canceling joint exercises with the egyptian military. tonight on martha's vineyard, the president is wrapping up his vacation. our chief white house correspondent major garrett is there as well. major, the administration urged the military not to resort to violence. it's now continued for four days. why does the administration believe it was ignored? >> the administration believes the egyptian military decided to break the back of the muslim brotherhood once and for all, try to reduce or eliminate its will to protest and resist in the streets. this is a risky short-term strategy, jeff, because it could push egypt closer to a civil war if the muslim brotherhood doesn't back down or others in egypt not aligned with it also turn against the military. the administration believes the military has decided it will not pursue any kind of democratic reforms until it's dealt with the muslim brotherhood. we're in the stages now seeing if that strategy will succeed. one thing administration officials have concluded-- they were powerless to stop this turn of events. >>
CBS
Aug 11, 2013 6:00pm PDT
more on the snowden controversy we turn to major garrett on martha's vineyard where the president is wrapping up the first full day of his vacation. major, what does the white house make of this? >> well, the president's spokespeople have told me, jeff that they don't believe the president said anything inflammatory to poison the well on a potential snowden trial. they say the same thing is true of the justice department. they have no control with members-- what members of congress may say about this case. they also say the evidence is clear, at least from their perspective that felonies were committed here and edward snowden if he comes back to the united states will receive a fair trial. the other grievances aired by the snowed enfamily that the president's whistle-blower protections weren't sufficient, the white house says they're the first ones ever put in place by a president of the united staelingts and should have been tested before edward snowden released these classified documents outside of the system. so those two key elements are what the white house says can be done and
CBS
Aug 18, 2013 6:00pm EDT
martha's vineyard for the past nine days. the president has kept a low low profile. he was back on the golf courseol today with thef pft the world bank, a fundraiser andaise presidential aid. he did interrupt his vacation to speak out publicly and condemn the violence in egypt. >> 79 people were killed in crashes between police and supporters of former president mohamed morsi saturday raising the death toll to nearly 900 inl the past four days in egypt. e with the violence showing no signses of slowing down, d lawmakers are voicing opinions o on what the united states's rol' should be. fox's brian yenis has the latest. >> reporter: united states givev egypt about $1.5 billion annually. that amount is second to the $3 billion given each year to israel. since the removal of president mohamed morsi and it violent uprising president obama stopto delivering f.-16 jets and canceled joint exercises withiss egypt but has not cut off aid. >> the president is caught is between a rock and a hard place. egypt is a very, very important country. >> reporter: senators john milk cane and lizy gram are
CBS
Aug 20, 2013 5:30pm PDT
lighthouse atop the cliffs atop martha's vineyard. going away from erosion. >> from the cliff to the lighthouse exactly. >> how much time do you have >> with date of 2015 that this lighthouse to be moved by that year. >> or what. >> we tumble into the sea. >> the lighthouse is the prominent place on list of the country's most dangerous historical landmarks. they need $3 million to move it as far as 500 feet. >> you're playing against mother nature. >> there's been a lighthouse since 1779. this one was built in 1856 at a time when this channel was the busiest shipping lane in the country and they were guided by the beacon on the hill. >> it's two thing. it's warning about those rocks and it's welcoming you home. >> even today the lighthouse plays its part in keeping the local economy going. hundreds of tourists are drawn here each day. cully vanderhoop whose family has been running the businesses along the lighthouse for years. you like it when they come up. >> i do, i really do. >> would it be different losing that lighthouse. >> it's like losing a member of your family. takes a part
CBS
Aug 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT
activities of america's top commander today at the area known as martha's vineyard. >> hi, guys! nice day, huh? gorgeous. >> having a good time? >> having a great time, as always. >> pelley: it was sunny and in the '70s as the president went bike riding with his 15-year-old caught the hear leia. also joining the presidential pedalcad were the first lady and 12-year-old sasha. the first family's vacation end on sunday. school kid in moore, oklahoma, began a new school year today carrying memories of the tornado and the classmates they lost. that's next. if you've got it, you know how hard it can be to breathe and man, you know how that feels. copd includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that helps open my obstructed airways for a full 24 hours. you know, spiriva helps me breathe easier. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiri
CBS
Aug 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT
martha's vineyard where president obama is vacationing. so he skipped golf and got some takeout food. >> hello, mr. president. how is it going? >> pelley: after greeting the locals outside nancy's restaurant, the president placed his order. mr. obama, who recently claimed his favorite food is broccoli, ordered shrimp, oysters, french fries and onion rings. give him a break. he's on vacation. in china, a businessman decided to build his own mountainside villa on roof top in the middle of beijing. have a look at this. it's as if a mediterranean estate complete with rocks, trees and bushes was dropped on to the top of a 26-story building. apparently it was built without any permits. the people who live there have complained that it's not safe. today city managers gave the owner two weeks to take it down or they'll do it. we just had to follow up on the story of the panda reunion in taiwan. new video today shows mother and baby in a cage. the cub sounds a lot like a human infant. the cub spent five weeks in an incubator because of a leg injury. now they're making up for lost time. m
CBS
Aug 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. ne vacation in martha's vineyard, mr. obama had this to say. >> we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights insential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial cw, which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual righ freedom or that might makes right. and today, the united states extends its condolences to the families of those who were killed and those who were wounded. >> pelley: what is at stake? we're bringing in juan zarate, an advisor in the george w. bush administration. he's now our senior national security analyst. and major garrett, our senior white house correspondent. major, what did the an administration do to try to head did thef? >> scott, behind the scenes, the ceministration proposed at least two diplomatic options, and it sent deputy secretary of state bill burns to cairo to deliver of staand asked republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham to back them up. one called for morsi to return se power briefly, resign, and upen set a politica
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